Charlottesville, Virginia

Who does not love an excellent travel blog? Especially ones that focus on a charming, unique, diverse, fun-filled city like Charlottesville.


Erik, the Travel Guy, loves to travel, and his blog creates an incredible list of fast facts, how to get there and see what is around, the best times to go, where to unpack your suitcase, and a long list of other great travel information.

Erik suggests visiting in the summer. After all, this is a college town. The city is hopping in the Spring and Fall. Plus, with fewer students and functions, you can score a great deal on lodging.

Yes, this is a college town, so do not forget to visit the University of Virginia. The campus is a staple of the downtown area, and the grounds offer a lovely landscape to stroll through.


Hit the road for a girlfriend’s adventure with A Southern Style Blog. After arriving from Raleigh, four hours away, these three best friends hit the town and Albemarle County.

The three best friends unloaded their car at The Oakhurst Inn and then scoured out Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge for their prescheduled appointments. They then venture off to UVA grounds before enjoying dinner, which this night was at Brasserie Saison.

The Oakhurst Inn is a boutique hotel found on the University of Virginia and even has a penthouse. This robust Inn once served as homes for UVA professors, how cool is that. The girls had the whole main buildings second floor and loved every minute of it.

At Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge, this awesome group opted for different types of pampering. Facials seemed to be a hit.

Recap their dinner with them and learn about what the self-proclaimed picky eater tried.

This three-day adventure occurred Monday thru Wednesday, and they packed a boatload into each day. They even made time for lunch before heading back to North Carolina!


Embark on a fascinating adventure from a local gal who uses Sweet Sauce to highlight how she spent her life visiting Charlottesville; she grew up only an hour away in Louisa County. How cool to walk through the city streets and eateries from an insider.

It seems the Downtown Mall is the place to be. This city center landmark has been providing folks with a shopping experience since 1974. Stores such as J. Fenton Too and Derriere De Soie await every fashionista, and the book lovers will enjoy New Dominion Books and 2nd Act.

Sweet Sauce’s choice of accommodations is The Graduate, which is down on Main Street. She recommends Sheepdog Café’s breakfast menu. This unique location also has a rooftop bar and restaurant, perfect for an evening drink. Oh, do not forget about the incredible views.

Those of you that enjoy a good winery or distillery hit up Jefferson Vineyards or Ragged Branch Distillery. Venture through this incredible distillery as Sweet Sauce takes you through the tasting room.

She also offers up brunch, lunch, and supper destinations to taste all that Charlottesville offers.